Clarissa (de Melim) Fleischer

Vital Stats:

  • First Name: Clarissa
  • Surname: (de Melim) Fleischer
  • Age: 27
  • Area you live in: Durbanville
  • Occupation: Senior Account Director for a Marketing agency

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Tell us more about yourself:

What are your fitness goals?

My new-found fitness journey has been a remarkable one. I started with a group called Rise, coached by Hayley Trex Wright, earlier this year and my initial reason for joining the group was merely to improve my overall lifestyle. However, this goal very quickly shifted and became more than just a healthy lifestyle. It became a hobby and a goal to compete in fitness competitions (IFBB). With that, my coach adjusted my plan accordingly and within a few short months, I managed to take to the stage in my first ever fitness competition – the IFBB Western Province Provincial Show.

I fall under the beach bikini division for ladies under 1.63m, and I managed to place 4th at my first show. Unfortunately, I did not make it to the SA competition this year but I’ve set my new goal – working towards competing in the IFBB SA Championships in 2020. The moral of my fitness story is that you should never give up on your dreams, even if it wasn’t a dream at first. You always need to pick yourself up, reflect on where you are in comparison to where you were, and strive to do better next time around.

Any sporting / fitness achievements we should know about?

I only have one at the moment – achieving 4th place at my first fitness show, the IFBB Western Cape Provincial Show.

Why do you think you’re the USN Face of Fitness?

My reason for entering the USN Face of Fitness is not only based on achieving my own fitness goals. I also want to inspire others to strive to reach their goals, whatever they may be. My life motto is one straight out of a fairytale (Walt Disney, actually). It says, “all of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”. This is exactly the type of message I would like to portray. I would like to empower other people to achieve the goals they never even thought they could – by believing in themselves. I further believe that, even if you see yourself as an ordinary person, with USN by your side, you can achieve extraordinary things.